- Hard plastic roller
- Three varying tension balls
- Compact design and easy to travel with (get your roll on anywhere)
- Made from earth friendly materials, TPE Foam
- Includes an instructional DVD from the creators who are both Kinesiology grads.
- the palm and other fingers should have “stickier” padding;
- the touchscreen element should wrap around the index finger and thumb so that you can use the sides of these digits;
- the glove should expand to the size of the users hand to ensure a tighter fit.
- There are numerous apps (some free) that view the camera from an array of different platforms (iOS, Android, PC). On the iPad at home I use SecurView and I can even look in when I’m out and about using my Google Nexus 4 using TinyCam Monitor Free.
- Once I no longer need a baby monitor, it easily becomes a home security camera.
- It’s a cheaper than most baby monitors.
The picture quality is not bad either and it’s a Day/Night cam so it works even when the room is dark.
More info on the TRENDnet TV-IP121WN 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 SecurView Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera:
- Very easy to set up. If you know how to set up a router, you can set this camera up pretty easily. Once it’s on your wireless network you can view the video on any number of devices.
- It has other functionality such as motion-detection capture, it can even email you (I haven’t yet tested this).
- Cons: The main complaint with the camera, which I knew about prior to purchasing, is that the colour is a little off. For some reason the video comes out with slight pinkish hues.
After mulling it over for a few months, I decided it was time I got a new phone (a Google Nexus 4). I’d been using a Blackberry for a while now and although things started out rosy, it was time to move on to a better smartphone.
Definitely wouldn’t call myself an expert but my family has survived the first three months of our first child and I wanted to share a couple of things that helped me get through it.
1) The Five Ss: (What is this?)
- Swaddle – I do have some experience folding things.
- Side/Stomach – I’d carry him like a football, in one arm or two arms; on his side or belly.
- Shush – I’d make my own shhh sound or use a white noise maker (a friend got me sleep sheep).
- Swing – I would rock the baby or dance with him; kinda like a waltz or something side-to-side.
- Suck – Try a pacifier.
2) Baby Language: A friend showed me the Dunstan Baby Language on Oprah (there was a YouTube video which has been taken down, you can check out her site or Wikipedia).
While I didn’t consistently hear these exact sounds from my son, it’s still a short checklist of possible issues he could be experiencing:
- Neh – means: “I’m hungry”. This sound I definitely heard. Also based on last time he ate/how much you can get an idea if he’s hungry.
- Eh – means: “I need a burp”. There are different ways to burp a baby, when I’m having trouble, again I try dancing, this time salsa steps (or something back-and-forth or up-and-down).
- Eairh – means: “I’m gassy/need to fart”. For this I’d lay the little guy on his back and grab his legs by the calves, one in each hand and I’d alternate between making him do bicycle kicks and push both up to his chest.*
- Owh – means: “I’m sleepy”. Do pretty much whatever you can to try to get them to sleep (feed, slow rocking, white noise).
- Heh – means: “I need a change.” Try the smell test. If still unsure, have a peek.
Hope this helps!
* Update, we took the little big man to a baby massage class where we learned some belly massages that relieve gas. Any interested readers should learn this from a licensed health professional. (The class instructor was Margaret Wallis-Duffy RMT, who was Jedi-like with her baby whisperer skills.)
One of the ways I notice I’m evolving into a parent is in the things I buy and don’t buy for myself. Such is the case with this upcoming snowboarding season. Despite finally getting an opportunity to pick up the Craig Kelly inspired Burton Mystery with my instructor discount, I instead decide to update my HELMET (who am I?!). New snowboard money has been reallocated to the baby fund. :(
Though definitely not on the same level of awesome, the new RED Shaun White Hi-Fi Helmet is cool in a couple of ways: